Helen Clark: Speech at High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development side event “The SDGs are Coming to Life – Stories of Country Implementation and UN support”Jul 20, 2016On behalf of the United Nations Development Group, I am pleased to welcome you to the launch of this publication, “The SDGs are Coming to Life: Stories of Country Implementation and UN Support”. We thank the Republic of Korea, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and the Republic of Sierra Leone for co-hosting this event with us.
World Bank Approves US$50 Million Grant to Help Communities and Institutions in Yemen Cope with the ConflictJul 19, 2016WASHINGTON—The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$50 million emergency project to support Yemeni households and communities hard hit by the ongoing crisis.
Helen Clark: Keynote Address on “Strengthening the Rule of Law to Sustain Peace and Foster Development – Lessons Learned from Eight Years of Support”Jun 29, 2016I am delighted to welcome you to this Annual Meeting on Strengthening the Rule of Law in Crisis-affected and Fragile Contexts.
Sophie de Caen Remarks: Side event to the 9th Conference of the state Parties to CRPDJun 16, 2016Sophie de Caen (Canada) has taken up her new assignment as the Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) on 1 July 2015.
UNDP and the Government of Japan support removal of debris and rubble in AdenJun 9, 2016Aden – UNDP and the Government of Japan launch the support to the local authorities to remove debris and rubble from Aden City.
Helen Clark: Annual Statement to the UNDP Executive BoardJun 8, 2016Let me begin by thanking Member States for making UNDP's 50th anniversary Ministerial Meeting in February such a success. It was a testament to five decades of partnership that close to 160 countries were represented at the meeting, including 85 at the ministerial level or above. The feedback from the meeting was an important boost to UNDP in this big year of rolling out major global agendas and responding to the crises affecting many millions of people around the world.
Helen Clark: Statement on behalf of UNDP at the Plenary Session of The World Humanitarian SummitMay 24, 2016The scale of today’s humanitarian crises demands coherent responses from the international community, including from the United Nations.
UNDP Administrator's Statement on Natural Disasters and Climate Change: Managing Risks and Crises DifferentlyMay 24, 2016World Humanitarian Summit High Level Leaders Roundtable - Istanbul, Turkey
UNDP and QDF forge strategic partnership for DevelopmentMay 24, 2016Istanbul - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Qatar Development Fund (QDF) signed today in Istanbul, on the sidelines of the World Humanitarian Summit, a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation and strategic partnership in support of the achievement of internationally agreed development goals including the Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark and Director General of the QDF, Khalifa Al Kuwari signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
Helen Clark: Closing remarks at the World Humanitarian Summit Side Event on Strengthening the Humanitarian-Development Nexus: Collaborative Approaches for Finding Solutions for Forcibly Displaced PersonsMay 23, 2016It is my pleasure to join you at this side event on “Strengthening the Humanitarian-Development Nexus: Collaborative Approaches for Finding Solutions for Forcibly Displaced Persons”. I thank the Government of Japan for hosting this important event and our Solutions Alliance partners – UNHCR, Denmark, and Turkey – for working with UNDP to organize it.